- Two men seriously hurt in crash near Fruitland (9/21/16)3
- Community helps Jackson family with two cases of muscular dystrophy (9/19/16)
- Perryville man arrested for alleged patronizing prostitution, harassment (9/23/16)6
- Eldorado Resorts to buy Isle of Capri Casinos (9/20/16)7
- Concealed-carry restrictions remain in Missouri despite new state law (9/18/16)22
- Video and evidence largely confirm trooper's claims in April traffic stop shooting (9/23/16)6
- Funeral procession of former Cape Girardeau police chief Henry H. Gerecke (9/22/16)17
- Cape man accused of attacking pregnant girlfriend (9/22/16)
- Poplar Bluff man accused of beating a grandmother to death with baseball bat (9/18/16)
- Cape man may lose eye after shovel beating, police say (9/25/16)2
South Korea to make islands into fortresses
SEOUL, South Korea -- South Korea's president is calling for five islands near the disputed sea border with North Korea to be turned into "military fortresses."
President Lee Myung-bak today instructed his Cabinet to gradually push to strengthen fortifications on the islands and to create jobs so that local residents can continue to live there.
His comments come as the chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff flies to Seoul to give reassurance of the U.S. commitment to the nation.
Tensions remain high on the Korean peninsula over North Korea's artillery strike on a South Korean island near the sea border last month. The attack killed two South Korean Marines and two civilians.